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Hensington Gate

A Grade I Listed Building in Woodstock, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8459 / 51°50'45"N

Longitude: -1.3516 / 1°21'5"W

OS Eastings: 444763

OS Northings: 216567

OS Grid: SP447165

Mapcode National: GBR 7WJ.73H

Mapcode Global: VHCX6.JVBS

Plus Code: 9C3WRJWX+99

Entry Name: Hensington Gate

Listing Date: 27 August 1957

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1368005

English Heritage Legacy ID: 252998

Location: Blenheim, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX20

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Blenheim

Built-Up Area: Woodstock

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

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Hensington Gate


Gateway. c.1706-1710, by Nicholas Hawksmoor. Limestone ashlar. Frosted columns, set on polygonal plinths, each support cornice and flat scrolls flanking two-tier campanile-style superstructure crowned by vases of flowers carved by Grinling Gibbons. Late C19 carriage gates. Cast-iron railings on low limestone walls swept to meet terminal piers of banded rustication. The gate piers originally stood in the garden to the east of Blenheim Palace (q.v.) and were moved to their present position in the 1770s.

(Blenheim Park is included in the HBMC Register of Parks and Gardens at Grade I)

Listing NGR: SP4476316567

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